Programming for Women’s Dormitory at Balkh University

The summary for the Programming for Women’s Dormitory at Balkh University grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the US Mission to Afghanistan, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Programming for Women’s Dormitory at Balkh University: PAS Kabul invites all eligible organizations to submit a proposal for Programming for the Women’s Dormitory at Balkh University. PAS intends to issue an award for a period of 24 months (base period) with an option for an additional 12 month period (option year one).

Security issues continue to prevent women’s full participation in Afghan universities. Providing secure dormitory space for female students supports Afghanistan’s national development goals of educating women and preparing them to serve in leadership positions. The Afghanistan Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) manages all public university dormitories in the country. A two building women’s dormitory at Balkh University is currently being constructed and is expected to be completed in the summer/fall of 2016. The dormitory will host approximately 800 women whose homes are far from the university campuses. They will be students at Balkh University, Balkh Education University, and Balkh Medical University.
Many of the women housed in this dorm struggle academically due both to their limited educational opportunities and weakness in computer skills. Cultural norms allow these women to go to class, but they must otherwise remain confined to the dormitory. Providing supplementary training within the dormitory setting encourages productive use of their leisure time, boosts self-confidence, and improves academic performance. Skills gained through this cooperative agreement also make them better qualified to continue their education or apply for professional positions in the workforce.
Federal Grant Title: Programming for Women’s Dormitory at Balkh University
Federal Agency Name: US Mission to Afghanistan
Grant Categories: Other
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: SCAKAB-16-CA-006-SCA-04052016
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 320637
CFDA Descriptions: Public Diplomacy Programs for Afghanistan and Pakistan
Current Application Deadline: Jun 6, 2016
Original Application Deadline: Jun 6, 2016
Posted Date: Apr 4, 2016
Creation Date: Apr 4, 2016
Archive Date: Jul 6, 2016
Total Program Funding: $600,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $600,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $350,000
Expected Number of Awards: 10
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Category Explanation
Public Diplomacy
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligibility is open to all non-profit, non-governmental organizations. Organizations may sub-contract with other entities, but only one, non-profit, non-governmental entity can be the prime recipient of the award. For profit entitles are not eligible to be the prime recipient of an award under this NOFO. When sub-contracting with other entities, the responsibilities of each entity must be clearly defined in the proposal. Per Section D, applicants must submit proof of their non-profit status with their proposal submission (e.g. proof of 501(c)(3) status, Afghan NGO license). Applications that do not include proof of non-profit status will not be considered. Individuals are not eligible for an award under this NOFO. Please refer to Section D for funding restrictions.
Grant Announcement Contact
Jason Brenden, Grants Manager, Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy, Kabul, Afghanistan

U.S. Mission to Afghanistan 301-555-5555
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